August 7, 2018

UChicago Short List
News, careers, events, and more for University of Chicago alumni, parents, families, and friends.
NASA Parker Solar Probe
1. Mission: Touch the sun
NASA's Parker Solar Probe, named for UChicago astrophysicist Eugene Parker, gets set this weekend for its journey to the sun's corona. More »
Look back at how Parker became the solar probe's namesake.
Get an inside look at the spacecraft.
Watch Parker tell the story of his scientific discovery.
Learn what we now know about the early life of the sun.

2. Brain power
Mapping the human brain is the ultimate computational challenge. Neuroscientist Narayanan Kasthuri and Argonne National Laboratory are starting with comparisons. More »
Watch Kasthuri discuss the potential applications of brain mapping.

3. When the customer is wrong
Is there a policy fix to help consumers make smarter decisions about their financial future? More »
Meet a Chicago Booth student who thinks consumers want less stuff.

4. Do you speak Chicagoese?
The Chicago accent is a dying breed. More »
PLUS . . .
New leadership for UChicago's National Labs . . . Meet the Physical Sciences' Eckhardt Scholars . . . Why biotech needs more space . . . Trust the guilt prone . . . Keep up with our summer syllabus
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Career opportunities
Burlington, MA
Behavioral Data Scientist, Online Optimization
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
Encino, CA
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Director of Public Health Research
Mission Measurement
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Paleontologist Paul Sereno
A nation's deep history
Paleontologist Paul Sereno is helping Niger establish institutions to display dinosaur fossils and ancient artifacts. More »

Upcoming events
8:00-10:30 p.m.
Washington, DC:
Arena Stage Performance of the Musical Dave
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Chicago Eco House Community Flower Farm
11:30 a.m-1:00 p.m.
Boonville, CA:
Meet the Goats and Sheep at Pennyroyal Farm
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Lite of the mind
Largest ever basketball lesson
They shoot, they score
Last month UChicago Medicine and the Chicago Sky broke the Guinness World Record for the largest ever basketball lesson. More »
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